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55th Raising Day of Border Security Force(BSF)

The Border Security Force (BSF) is one of the seven Central Armed Police Forces of India, was formed on 1st December 1965 and, is termed as the First Line of Defence of Indian Territories. With the Motto ‘Duty Unto Death’, BSF is the world’s largest border guarding force with a strength of over 2.57 lakh ..

Indian Army conducts rare exercise Chang Thang Prahar in Eastern Laddakh

The Indian Army conducted a massive rare exercise named ‘Chang Thang Prahar’ at a high altitude area in Eastern Laddakh  bordering China for testing and improving its war-fighting capabilities. The integrated exercise involved the use of infantry, mechanized forces, T-72 tanks, with force multipliers such as artillery guns and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). 

Indian Army conducts ‘Exercise Topchi 2019’

Indian Army has recently demonstrated its artillery firepower by using ultra light Howitzers and indigenous Swathi weapon-locating radar at the annual ‘Exercise Topchi 2019’ at the vast firing ranges at Deolali Camp near Nasik, Maharashtra. The aviation and surveillance capabilities were also showcased in the Exercise. In addition to the gun fire, the display of ..

India’s first private-sector Howitzer gun-manufacturing plant comes up in Surat

On 19th January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the India’first Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) built by a private company – Larsen & Toubro (L&T) – at Hazira in Surat, Gujarat. This is the India’s first private facility where the K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer guns will be manufactured. Spread over 40 acres within L&T’s 755-acre Hazira ..

The new artillery guns and equipment including K9 Vajra, M777 howitzers, have recently inducted into Indian Army

The new artillery guns and equipment, including K9 Vajra, M777 howitzers, have recently inducted into the Indian Army at the Deolali artillery centre in Nashik district of Maharashtra. Beside this, the third gun system inducted is the ‘Composite Gun Towing Vehicle’ for towing some of the existing guns in service with the country. The K9 ..

Controversy on ultra-light howitzers acquisition through FMS

In 2010, the Government of India had authorised an outright purchase of 145 ultra-light howitzers from the US. The ultra-light howitzers are for the mountain artillery divisions of the Indian Army to be used in high-altitude frontiers opposite Pakistan and China and can be lifted by Helicopters. This acquisition was from the Foreign Military Sales ..